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Here's to growing, breathing and living even more in 2018!

While I always balk at the idea of New Year’s resolutions, I do believe in setting goals. I’m hoping if I write them down this year, they’ll be more attainable. Here goes!

  1. Start my morning with a more positive attitude. Sometimes I start my day  feeling stressed and overwhelmed. One way I hope to feel less stressed is to make a list of what I need to accomplish by the end of each day so I'm ready for the next.  And while I’m a list maker, I need to organize myself better on a daily basis.
  2. Stop procrastinating. If procrastination were an Olympic sport I'd win a gold medal!  I want to tackle projects that I've been avoiding (like cleaning the basement, dealing with business paperwork, and everything in between!).
  3. Sleep better. Turn off my phone at 9:30 (no sneaky peaks) and go to bed earlier (before midnight would be good).
  4. Use my phone less. When I think of the mindless hours I waste scrolling through social media! I’m going to put a red sticker on my phone as a visual reminder to think twice about grabbing it needlessly. 
  5. Move my body more. Go to yoga on a regular basis (my husband gave me a gift of a yoga class subscription for Christmas... after much hinting). And walking, definitely more walking.
  6. Read more. Watch less TV. We are lucky on Nantucket in having a great public library (and Annye’s has a great little free library where I always find gems).
  7. Continue to learn and grow in business. I will be continuing my studies this winter, and have new products planned for spring 2018.
  8. Meditate on a daily basis. I love my subscription to Headspace, but don’t use it as regularly as I should. When I do meditate daily, my head and my heart really appreciate it. 
  9. Practice Conscious Consumption even more. What is Conscious Consumption? Swap-o-Matic defines it as “a social movement that is based around increased awareness of the impact of purchasing decisions on the environment and the consumer’s health and life in general. It is also concerned with the effects of media and advertising on consumers”. What’s not to love?
  10. Be happier. I kept the most challenging for last. I want to learn to not take things so seriously and to see the positive in even the most difficult circumstances. This poem by Morgan Harper Nichols says it all.

 

Stay happy and healthy, 

Ciara xx


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